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GEORGETOWN – President David Granger, has pardoned five women who have completed part of their prison sentence for non-violent offenses.
According to the Ministry of Public Security, Granger has signed off and granted the Presidential pardon to Shabana Asgar, 34, Shellon David, 24, Ronella Junor, 27 Maxine Baird Sampson,27 Reina Vargas, 54.
The Ministry says the prisoners “have each served a portion of their respective sentences for offences ranging from larceny, fraud and giving false oath.”
The pardons will take effect on Monday – Christmas day.
Since taking office in 2015, the President has been offering pardons to non-violent women and youths who find themselves behind bars.
Once freed, they will participate in programmes geared towards reintegrating them into society. (CMC)